•facilitating data-driven management and conservation decisions for Australian cetaceans;
•collating, protecting and archiving data on Australian cetaceans;
•assisting with reporting obligations to the International Whaling Commission and under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
•providing ongoing protection of the Intellectual Property Rights;
•encouraging and facilitating collaboration, analysis and reporting
•promoting the utilisation of large datasets through streamlining of image analyses and other complex processes; and
•providing the public with summarised information on the biology of Australian cetaceans.
More details available from their website http://data.marinemammals.gov.au/